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Remote WA Community Co-ordinator (THRIVE Program)

Organisation : Ngaanyatjarra Council

Location : WA Regional (Warakurna)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Program Coordination & Management, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Engagement

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 14 Oct, 2020

About the role

Through the WA Government’s THRIVE program (Department of Communities Housing), the Ngaanyatjarra Council Regional Housing Program (NCRHP) supports these communities to live on country. You can find out more about the program here:

In this role, you’ll need a social conscience and a strong interest in supporting remote communities. Here’s how you can make a real difference to the everyday lives of Aboriginal people.

Supporting Aboriginal people who live on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands will be your primary goal. You’ll aim to help them identify and tackle social and economic problems when those issues, whether they be a molehill or a mountain or anything in between.

As the Community Co-ordinator, you’ll model and guide residents in supported housing to improve their life skills to live independently and participate fully in their remote communities. 

Every day will be different, and this isn’t an office role. You’ll be hands-on liaising with remote community members and external services directly when needed. But you won’t be on your own – you’ll be part of a state-wide team and will thrive in tackling challenges and a holistic approach.


What you’ll do:

  • Report to the Tenancy/THRIVE Manager for your ongoing assessment and delivery of services to nominated Aboriginal tenants for their social and economic needs
  • Carry out ‘Building My Path’ assessments using the Department of Communities Housing’s documentation tools and framework (THRIMS) and report these to the Tenancy/THRIVE Manager
  • Develop, help implement, review and modify plans in a hands-on way for individual households. These will be culturally and linguistically appropriate to meet the support needs of each nominated family unit
  • Case manage or act as a broker to refer tenants to outside agencies for support when needed
  • Report repairs needed on tenanted homes to the Maintenance Administration Officer
  • Drive at times long distances on gravel roads to liaise with THRIVE participants in multiple communities (you’ll live in one of them)

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • Ideally, a diploma in social work
  • Superb organisation and time-management skills and motivation
  • Experience working with Aboriginal people
  • A robust sense of self, not easily shocked, and have a heart of gold to work with and support remote communities
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, use initiative and model resilience
  • Skilled in working co-operatively and effectively within and across teams, programs and other services to enhance client outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including conflict management
  • High-level reporting and computing skills


Let’s talk benefits:

We’ll take care of your living costs while you undertake this role full time. That means you’ll have access to furnished accommodation with your utility, water, electricity and Internet costs covered. You’ll also have a fully maintained off-road vehicle to use for work.

The remuneration package available is circa $85,000. That includes a base salary of $65,000 per annum, superannuation, eight week’s leave, we’ll also pay you leave loading on your annual leave, offer of public benevolent institution salary packaging, a $4,333 yearly remote living allowance and annual return airfare.

If you prefer to fly in and fly out from Perth, we’re happy to discuss that option, too. 

We’re keen to hear from you:

Email us a cover letter addressing what we need plus a copy of your resume to 

Andrea Gilmore Broderick


We reserve the right to interview prior to closing date

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Ngaanyatjarra Council

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands are in the far-east of Western Australia and as vast geographically as the United Kingdom. These desert lands are home to 2,000 Aboriginal people in 12 communities. They have a 10,000-year-strong continuous link to this territory.

How to apply

Email us a cover letter addressing what we need plus a copy of your resume to Andrea Gilmore Broderick

Please quote in application: Remote WA Community Co-ordinator (THRIVE Program) via Pro Bono Australia.



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